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This article is part of the January 2009 issue of How to be successful with your security steering committee
YOU'D HAVE A TOUGH TIME finding the small or medium-sized business that doesn't rely on technology to help it both thrive in good times, and better weather the bad times. And with technologies such as Web 2.0, cloud computing and virtualization emerging, there's an evolution under way that could enable SMBs to compete- to get more done with less, raise productivity, and protect or increase profits. "Maintaining an up-to-date IT platform is essential for the competitive success of almost every business, and it can serve as an equalizer for small and medium-sized businesses as IT increasingly fuels everything from back-office operations to customer sales and service," says Chaim Lowenstein, CIO at solutions provider Web Commerce LLC. Jim Peterson, technology coordinator at Goodnight Memorial Library in Franklin, Ky., agrees, and adds that forging relationships with other senior managers and executives can be key to raising security's profile within the company. "Most small businesses have budget constraints. While the case for security is easy to make, many ... Access >>>
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